Certified B Corporation

California, United States

Certified Since

July 2020


Growing perennial crops



Operates In

United States

Established in 1882, Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery in the Napa Valley renowned for its elegant, balanced Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. After purchasing this singular Estate in 1972, the Novak family embarked on a sustainable path in 1985 with the introduction of organic farming. They have accelerated their environmental efforts ever since, to include solar, biodynamics, biodiversity, membership in 1% for the Planet, to name a few. As a multi-generational, agriculturally based business, Spottswoode is dedicated to addressing climate change through industry and community leadership, with the stated goal of inspiring others to join in these efforts. They are the first winery in Napa Valley to achieve B Corp certification, illustrating their commitment to the natural environment, to their community and to their employees.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Spottswoode earned an overall score of 105.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
105 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.6

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency3.5
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 23.1

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security9.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety4.7
Career Development3.5
Engagement & Satisfaction5.3

Community 22.1

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.8
Economic Impact5.5
Civic Engagement & Giving4.6
Supply Chain Management5.3

Environment 41.2

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.3
Air & Climate6.3
Land & Life17.4
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation10.3

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 1.8

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship1.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score105
2020 Overall B Impact Score80.2

Additional Documentation

Transparent Disclosure

Spottswoode- BIA file Disclosure report 2023

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